Help with Running Cramps

Running cramps, particularly running calf cramps, afflict everyone from the person going out for a morning jog, to elite athletes. And it's not just runners that get cramps they can be a factor in any sport - tennis, swimming, golf, cycling and triathlon. This site is dedicated to sharing ideas and information between sports people, athletes, health practitioners, anyone who enjoys training - for the best ways to prevent, avoid and treat muscle cramp.

Friday, May 19, 2006

How to Hydrate Properly and Prevent Leg Cramps & Muscle Cramps

Whatever you do this summer, stay safe

If you want to do well in a sporting event or just stay alive and healthy, one of the best pieces of advice is "avoid stepping on the land-mines".

In terms of running cramps and muscle cramps, that means ensuring your fluid and electrolyte is high when performing strenuous physical activity in hot and humid environments.

The best advice is not, as this article suggests, to 'eat pretzels, saltines or wheat crackers', instead increase your intake of fresh food - mainly vegetables, drink more water than you think you need (most people don't drink nearly enough)and use a high quality sports drink like Rebound fx.

A good quality sports drink will be typically high in electrolytes, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants and contain some protein for recovery and sustained energy.

We discuss the role of sports drinks, the best ways to hydrate, keeping the body fueled and sources of fresh food nutrition in the Ultimate Cramp Busting Guide.


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